Dec 16, 2009 11:36 AM
Mmmm. Brad Pitt with a mustache. In uniform. Could there be anything better? Nope, didn't think so. The plot of Inglourious Basterds ($16) is just a wee tad all over the freaking place, and the coterie of Pitt's basterds is only onscreen for about 45 minutes of the 150-minute runtime. But, it's brilliant nonetheless, and classic Tarantino: brutal, suspenseful, and beautiful, with cinematic homages in nearly every scene. If your guy is a Tarantino fan (or your girl!), this is a no-brainer easy Christmas gift. Just be prepared to sit through the movie and a treatise on how insanely awesome the entire Tarantino oeuvre is.